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Can I leave something to a charity in my will?

You can leave assets to a charity in your will. You’re going to designate specifically who that charity is, and I recommend that you designate how those assets are to be used by that charity. When identifying the charity, be specific. Provide an address, maybe a contact information, or some kind of identifiable name to that charity, not just, The American Red Cross or The Cancer Society, because there are so many of them. If you want it to stay particular in the county in which you live, name that particular organization in that county. You want to name a church? Name that church and where it’s located to make sure you’re identifying which charity, because they will fight if they think there’s an ambiguity in your document.